Thank you for the welcome, Ruth! The links to groups and such to look into is very informative and appreciated. Have a wonderful day! I will poke around in those groups as well as the community in general.
New Atheism is the name given to the ideas promoted by a collection of 21st-century atheist writers who have advocated the view that "religion should not simply be tolerated but should be countered, criticized, and exposed by rational argument wherever its influence arises."...The term is commonly associated with individuals such as Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, and the late Christopher Hitchens (together called "the Four Horsemen of New Atheism" (Wikipedia).
Hey Ruth! I want to read that book "Religion for Atheists" but I need to order it from Amazon and I won't be able to actually start it until the semester is over. Finals are coming up soon. I think it will make for a great discussion in the group Religion for Atheists.
I'm not sure about the poo analogy (although delightful in its way!), but vigorously agree that arguing scripture is pretty dumb, and irrelevant, as is tossing a coin over which god is the worst, or which fundamentalists are most poisonous.
Thanks so much for welcome message, much appreciated.